AA friend has asked me to bake her a 12x4 inch cake so thought I'd buy a cake tin that size. it came today and is massive!!! I can't see how that much cake can possibly bake well.
I am thinking of scaling the recipe down and baking 2 x 12x2 inch cakes but using the same tin (just not filling it as much) will this work?
I am new to baking. I have a feeling I may have wasted my money on this tin :(
AVicky! Yes its works I do it on mostly everyone of my cakes.
Do you use the bake even strips when baking a cake this size? If ideally like to have a nice flat base so I don't have to level as much and lose any cake?
ANope Vicky, I dont use anything like that, I cook it in 2 batches, gas 3 for about 50 mins, I have never had any problems at all, dont need to level, they come out flat, light and fluffy.
AThanks. Would you mind if I have your recipe for simple vanilla sponge? Would those cooking times work for 12 inch cake? Whenever I have baked a cake, it always comes out with a crusty dome on the top which I then have to level, I end up losing so much cake.
AAlso would this recipe be ok for covering with fondant and carving?
ARound or square Vicky?
AOK Vicky, right this is my recipe for 12" square, x2.
6 eggs. 350grms of s/r flour, caster sugar, and butter.
3 tsp baking powder.
Beat all together for 2 mins, book for 50, more or less depending on your oven.
Do this twice, its never failed me Vicky.
I made 7 cakes in a week two weeks ago.
ASorry, gas 3,180c/350f
AThat's brilliant. Thanks so much. I've been looking at so many recipes and most of them call for around 10 eggs for a 12" x 2" square cake, seemed like a lot of egg to me. Thank you x
AThis is technically a 10 egg mix if cooked all at once, but I scale it up abit more to give it a slightly bigger layer and go for a 6 egg mix times too, does that make sense?
AYes, 2 rounds = 12" x 4" cake. The cake calculator thing I've been using wanted me to use 16 eggs for a 12"x 4" square.
AThanks so much nanny cook. Just made the recipe above and it's turned out wonderful and took exactly 50 mins. So pleased. Thank you x
AAw fab Vicky, its a lovely cake and I never have probs either it.